Free WordPress Question and Answer Plugin

Building question and answer site was never so easy & Interactive. Use it to create a q&a network similar to stackoverflow and quora, or just as a page in existing site.

Demo Download Latest Version 4.1.15, Updated September 29, 2018.

What is AnsPress?

It is an open source question and answer plugin for WordPress. It is built with developers in mind and can easily be extended to fit your needs.

All parts of layout templates can be overridden. Our source code follows WP coding standards and is properly commented.

It is well tested in many different server environments. It runs smoothly on every type of server with minimal impact on load times.

Learn more about AnsPress and its background.

Features Overview

Some of the Features that are gonna blow your mind off
Featured questions
Featured Questions

Make questions featured so they stick to the top of list.

AnsPress voting

Let users vote on questions to express their thought for its relevance.

Best answer
Best Answer

Allow asker to select an answer as "best answer".


Notify users for various activity happening within AnsPress.


Encourage users by awarding reputation/points for their activities.

User profile
User Profile

Interactive and beautiful built-in user profile system.


Let users discuss questions and answers by commenting on them.


Users can follow questions for receiving question updates.

Activity and History

Shows recent activity. All question and answer is shown to subscribers.

Flag (report)

Allow the community to report inappropriate or spam posts.

Private Question & Answer

Create private questions which is only accessible for selected users.

Upload attachments

Allow media attachments in questions and answers.

Email notification
Email Notifications

Send email notification to users when they have an update.

category addon

Add taxonomy categories for questions (free addon).


Add taxonomy tags to questions (free addon).

Easy to customize

AnsPress is very flexible and can be easily overridden. Easily extend AnsPress using actions and filters. Find out more about customizing.


AnsPress notifications will notify users for various activity happening within AnsPress. Notification system is not just limited to AnsPress, it can be easily extended to show new types of activities.

SEO Friendly

Question and answers are search engine optimized. We use markup for questions and answers.

Speed and Performance

Shared hosting, VPS or dedicated server, AnsPress runs smoothly in any type of server. It prefetches required data from MySql to prevent multiple requests and as a result, it makes least query interaction. All queries are properly cached to prevent duplicate queries.

We've tested it with many caching plugins and ensured things are being cached properly. Also spent many hours on improving performance and continuously working to improve it more.

Open Source and Free

We love open source as much as you do so feel free to hack on, play with, poke, prod, and extend and make it your own. Check our GitHub repository.

Clean and Ajaxified UI

AnsPress UI is very simple and easy to understand. It has familiar UI which is being used in many popular Q&A sites. AnsPress uses Ajax and Backbone.js for performing many frontend actions.

Enough? Start Building!

Now that you have read all the Tid-Bits, so start with a plan